Match Preview: Hershey FC (H)

By Evan McMurtrie

Match Day Information

FC Monmouth vs Hershey FC
Competition: National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
Kickoff Date/Time: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 – 6 p.m. ET (Gates open at 5 p.m.)
Venue: Count Basie Park, Red Bank, NJ
Live Updates: @WeAreMonmouth
Live Stream: https://mycujoo.tv/video/fc-monmouth

FC Monmouth will match up against their first Pennsylvanian opponents Hershey FC this Saturday at Count Basie Park in their second home match in a row. Monmouth will be looking to replicate the success of last weekend’s home opener, which saw them get their first ever victory versus Atlantic City FC.

Hershey FC began their 2018 NPSL season with two away matches. After being blanked 4-0 by West Chester United SC, Hershey managed a 1-1 draw against the Electric City Shock on May 23rd.

Hershey’s home opener was last weekend, where they notched their first win of the season, defeating Torch FC by a score of 3-2.

Similarly to FC Monmouth, Hershey FC’s schedule saw them line up against three teams from their home state before facing out of state opposition on Saturday.

 George Akampeke in action at the Home Opener against Atlantic City FC

George Akampeke in action at the Home Opener against Atlantic City FC

Match-Going Fan Information

The gates at Count Basie Park in Red Bank, New Jersey will open up for fans at 5 p.m., with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. You can find directions to our home venue here.

Tickets can be purchased on gameday at the gate or online at any time here. Prices for Youths (4-12) are $5 and Adults (12+) are $8. For more information on becoming a Founding Member or Season Ticket Holder, visit this link.

FC Monmouth’s second home match of the season will be provided with live music by The Itch Band, “A cover band that plays all of your favorite music from the soul, RnB and dance sound of the 70's, 80's staples, 90's alt rock gems, and today's top 40's”.

Saturday’s match is Middletown Night! Middletown Soccer Club will join our players walking onto the field before kickoff as well as help out as ball kids throughout the match.

On Saturday, as well as at all home games, there will be FREE activities for kids to enjoy including face painting, spray tattoos, balloons, and cotton candy.

Come down to Count Basie Park on Saturday and get your hands on FC Monmouth merchandise, grab something to eat and drink, and support your local soccer team.

About Hershey FC

Hershey FC is a part of Hershey Soccer Club which has been in existence for over thirty years as a recreational program, academy, and travel soccer team for local children. They offer recreational programs for boys and girls aged 3-18 and travel programs for ages 8-18.

In 2013, Hershey FC joined the National Premier Soccer League and has played in its Keystone Conference ever since. Currently, they are 1-1-1 in the 2018 season.

Hershey’s Head Coach is Dustin Bixler, and he is assisted by Adam Clay.

Go further in previewing Saturday’s home match against Hershey FC by listening to Episode #6 of the FC Monmouth Podcast!

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